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Poster: pilotti Date: Dec 21, 2013 3:48pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Public Domain: 70 years from death?

Hi everybody,
I'm wondering if only songs made by authors dead since more than 70 years ago are in Public Domain... Or there are other ways to enter that cathegory..
I ask this because I'd like to use some of the music stored here for a non-commercial web radio, but I need this music to be Public Domain for sure.
Eg: Django Reinhardt is dead less than 70 years ago, but still he is here: https://archive.org/details/DjangoReinhardt-01-10
Is this actually Public Domain or not?
Thank you.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Dec 21, 2013 8:41pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Public Domain: 70 years from death?

Hi pilotti.
There are a few naughty folks who upload whatever they like.
For music, it's safe to say that anything before 1923 is public domain, but there are exceptions.
Here's a chart that might help.